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Callum's Quest For Greatness

This week our blog focuses on another rider Q&A, but this time it’ll be from one of our coached riders, Callum McQueen.

Focusing his efforts on road and e-rcaing (riding for the team Canyon E-Sports) Callum, who is based in Hampshire UK, is currently balancing training and full time work as the director and founder of a sportswear company. Working closely alongside Cobbled Coaching, Callum is able to have a flexible training plan that’s tailored specifically to his needs and busy work schedule.

Photo thanks to Cycling Weekly

1. When did you first get into cycling and what attracted you to the sport so much?

I was first inspired after watching the London 2012 Olympic Games, I saved up and brought a road bike, learnt the basics and then naturally developed into a competitive level from there.

2. What has been your favourite race to date and why?

I’d say the Bourne CiCLE Classic in 2019. It’s about 175km, taking on a rolling terrain. It was such a good day out as a team, everything worked in sync and it was a great way to see out the season.

Photo thanks to Cycling Weekly

3. How has your approach to training and nutrition changed since you first started racing?

A lot has changed since I first started racing, before I never fuelled correctly, I would be riding 3/4/5 hours off minimal amounts of food and fluids. Only as of last year since I started working with a nutritionist have I corrected my nutrition approach both on and off the bike. I took the time to understand and learn how important it is to fuel consistently. There’s a noticeable difference in my riding and I value Charlie (Nutritionist) as much as my coach.

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Definitely as a professional cyclist with a good base of experience. Anything can happen in such a short space of time, so it’s important to perfect every piece that adds up to an end goal.

5. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Enjoy this game, take it easy and grasp every opportunity that comes.

Photo thanks to Cycling Weekly

We couldn’t agree more Callum! It’s so important that you all enjoy your cycling and make the most of all of the opportunities that come your way in life: on and off of the bike.

Thanks so much again to Callum for his inspiring insight into what’s to come for the young road cyclist. In order to follow his journey be sure to go and check out his instagram and twitter and give him a follow!

Instagram: @callum_mcqueen

Twitter: @cmcqueen018

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